Money Saving Tips

Cord Cutting

Our family is having a cord cutting summer. Our youngest child leaves for college in August and as people continue to remind me, we are going to be “empty nesters”. Cutting that cord will be one of the most difficult things I have had to do. However, we recently did some other cord cutting around [...]

5 Ways To Save Money on Tech Support

Regardless of whether you use The Computer Monkey or another firm to resolve your IT needs, I don’t want you to pay more than you should. There are several things over which you generally have control that can directly affect the final cost of your services. Because support services are typically billed by the hour, [...]

4 best cheap cameras 2015 from TechRadar

Several parents I was with for prom pictures were disappointed with what they were getting with their iPhones because of lighting and other issues. Here is a 2015 list of the best inexpensive digital cameras when you don’t want to spend a lot because you don’t need one that often. The results will be better [...]

Wireless technology has improved dramatically in the last few years. Laptops have pretty much always come with wireless adapters, but now many desktops come with a wireless capability as well. Initial wireless technology wouldn’t provide the performance needed for a desktop computer but that isn’t the case anymore. For gaming, streaming and other bandwidth intensive tasks, however, [...]

“DIY” Computer Training

This humorous State Farm commercial reminds us that you cannot believe everything you read on the internet.  But, for the discerning user the internet can be a great source of information.  That fact is especially true in the area of computers and technology.  Even most manufacturers today have stopped providing printed manuals and instead give them [...]

An Ounce of Prevention

One of the most common support issues I see at The Computer Monkey is malware.  Malware is just a term for the category of bad software that includes viruses, trojans, spyware, scamware, key loggers, adware.  Most home computers with an “infection” have a variety of the previously mentioned items, but fortunately most of the time [...]